Fly High

Did you know that an eagle knows when a storm is approaching long before it breaks? The eagle will fly to some high spot and wait for the winds to come.

When the storm hits, it sets its wings so that the wind will pick it up and lift it above the storm. While the storm rages below, the eagle is soaring above it. The eagle does not escape the storm. It simply uses the storm to lift it higher. It rises on the winds that bring the storm.

When the storms of life come upon us - and all of us will experience them - we can rise above them by setting our minds and our belief toward God. The storms do not have to overcome us. We can allow God's power to lift us above them.

God enables us to ride the winds of the storm that bring sickness, tragedy, failure and disappointment in our lives. We can soar above the storm.

Remember, it is not the burdens of life that weigh us down, it is how we handle them.

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Saturday the 14th

The Varushapirapu is the Tamil New Year, it is a time for celebrating new and prosperous beginnings. On coming Saturday, the Tamilians form Tamil speaking state of Tamil Nadu, Kerala in India and all around the world will be welcoming the Sarvajit year, which means a year of victory and prosperity for all across the globe. The Tamil calendar is based on the solar cycle. It has a sixty years cycle and each year has twelve months. The Tamil New Year follows the vernal equinox and generally falls on April 14 of the Gregorian year. The 14th of April is the beginning of the first month Chittirai of the Tamil year, which is celebrated as the New Year and is also known as "Chittirai Vishu". Varusham is the Tamil word for "year" and 'Pirapu' can be translated as the "birth" or "beginning" or "commencement" of an event. According to Hindu mythology, on this day the Creator of the world Lord Brahma started creation. On the Tamil New Year's Day, poojas are performed in various temples. The birth of the New Year is a whole new beginning and marks the time when the world awakens from its wintry slumber. So almost all the Hindu New Year festivals fall on the spring months when nature turns bountiful and blesses the earth with fruitful greenery. The beautiful flowers that bloom in spring, the early bird songs, the fresh harvests which are the fruits of of past labour and the commencement of a new agricultural cycle. all these symbolise the dawn of another year. Thus, every colourful spring festival of the hindus, with all the expectations, apprehensions, hope and joy woven in the festivities, is essentially a New Year celebration.

In North India,Baisakhi day is observed as the Naba Barsha (New Year) in Bengal. On April 14, the people take a ritual bath in the Ganga and bedeck their houses with rangoli (floral patterns) drawn on the entrance of their homes with a paste made of rice powder. The festival stands for the dawn of a New Year in the northern India, especially in Punjab. Baisakhi holds a unique significance in Punjab, commemorating the founding of the Khalsa by the tenth guru, Guru Gobind Singh. The festival of Baisakhi is an important festival for the Sikhs because it is a formal celebration of the brotherhood of their community. On this day in 1699, their tenth Guru Gobind Singh organized the order of the Khalsa and administered amrit (nectar) to his first batch of five disciples making them Singhs, a martial community. Again, on this day in 1875, Swami Dayanand Saraswati founded the Arya Samaj-a reformed sect of Hindus who are devoted to the Vedas for spiritual guidance and have discarded idol worship. This day is once again of immense religious import to the Buddhists because Gautama Buddha attained enlightenment and Nirvana on this auspicious day.

Happy Tamil New Year !

தமிழ் புத்தாண்டு வாழ்த்துக்கள் !

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Hi guyz.. here is one of the tips & tricks i would like to share with u all about online search. Most of the people including myself always use the two most popular search engines, Yahoo and Google for online search. Recently I came across an interesting search engine called GahooYoogle wich let us to search using Yahoo and Goole at the same time - which mean it provide both the search results from Yahoo and Google at one go.

And.. it seems 70% of the first 100 results are different, on average. It looks easy, time saving and more search results in less time. May be you can give a try yourself and comment on the reliability and user experience.

A little "poem", you will never forget GahooYoogle:
Write Yahoo then Google
Make the Y and G Toggle
Never forget GahooYoogle

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Why Me?

Arthur Ashe, the legendary Wimbledon player was dying of AIDS which he got due to infected blood he received during a heart surgery in 1983.From World over, he received letters from his fans, one of which conveyed:

"Why does GOD have to select you for such a bad disease"?

To this Arthur Ashe replied:

The world over --
5 crore children start playing tennis,
50 lakh learn to play tennis,
5 lakh learn professional tennis,
50,000 come to the circuit,
5000 reach the grand slam,
50 reach Wimbledon,
4 to semi final,
2 to the finals,

when I was holding a cup I never asked GOD "Why me?".
And today in pain I should not be asking GOD"Why me?"

Happiness keeps u Sweet, Trials keep u Strong, and Sorrow keeps u Human, Failure Keeps u Humble, Success keeps u Glowing, But only God Keeps u Going.....

"One important key to success is self-confidence.
An important key to self-confidence is PREPARATION."
- Arthur Ashe

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Boy Genius !

Years ago, footage emerged from a remote village in India. The video shows a young girl receiving surgery to separate her fingers, which were badly burned and fused together. Why did this operation make headlines around the world? The surgery was performed by a 7-year-old boy named Akrit Jaswal.

Akrit Jaswal is a young Indian who has been called “the world’s smartest boy” and it’s easy to see why - Now 13 years old, Akrit has an IQ of 146 and is considered the smartest person his age in India—a country of more than a billion people. Before Akrit could even speak, his parents say they knew he was special. In person Akrit doesn’t look like your typical boy genius. He doesn’t have the big goggles, the jacket with a row of Biros in the top pocket and the boy-wonder bow tie. He has the typical jeans-and-trainers look of a 12-year-old. He is anxious to present himself as just an ordinary boy, but one with an extraordinary brain. “I’m just like any other kid, except when it comes to talking about science.” He even boasts he’s no “bookworm” or a “boffin”. “No, I don’t spend all my time reading and studying,” he tells me. “I was given a copy of Stephen Hawking’s book, but I’ve never read it.”

"He learned very fast," says Raksha, Akrit's mother. "After learning the alphabet, we started to teach him joining of words, and he started writing as well. He was two." At an age when most children are learning their ABCs, Akrit was reading Shakespeare and assembling a library of medical textbooks. When he was 5 years old, he enrolled in school. One year later, Akrit was teaching English and math classes. Akrit developed a passion for science and anatomy at an early age. Doctors at local hospitals took notice and started allowing him to observe surgeries when he was 6 years old. Inspired by what he saw, Akrit read everything he could on the topic. When an impoverished family heard about his amazing abilities, they asked if he would operate on their daughter for free. Her surgery was a success. After the surgery, Akrit was hailed as a medical genius in India. Neighbors and strangers flocked to him for advice and treatment. At age 11, Akrit was admitted to Punjab University. He's the youngest student ever to attend an Indian university. That same year, he was also invited to London's famed Imperial College to exchange ideas with scientists on the cutting edge of medical research.

When asked how he managed to carry out the procedure for surgery; wasn’t he nervous? He answered, “No, I wasn’t. I have read many medical books and attended many operations. I think I did a better job than most surgeons. They would have opted for plastic surgery, but I didn’t need to.” The fact that carrying out such a procedure is illegal doesn’t worry him. “Yes, it was illegal. But it does no harm. It’s good for mankind. So what if it goes against dead old medical ethics?” Akrit’s interest in science began at the age of four. “It was then that I read Gray’s Anatomy and books on chemistry. I studied physics up to A-level standard. I was fascinated by science because it could answer all the questions I had about life — how we got here and why we are here. But now I’m older I have to find new answers.” One answer he is confident of finding is a cure for cancer. It’s this claim that has brought him worldwide media attention, admiration . . . and derision. So how does a 12-year-old with no medical training and no lab experience discover a cure for cancer? He says “I actually made my discovery when I was eight. I did it by reading books on cancer and getting information from the internet. My cure aims at the modification of malformed genes that cause cancer and their successful repair either by the activation of enzymes or direct modification of genotoxic drugs.” At present, Akrit is attending university where he is doing a BSc undergraduate course in medicine. It can’t be easy being the only 12- year-old there. The question that hangs over the boy’s head is this — will he ever be able to live up to everyone’s expectations? What happens if his ideas do not in fact cure cancer? “I will be embarrassed, but I will never give up trying,” he says.

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Learn to be Rich !

Warrenbuffet_1There was a one hour interview on CNBC with Warren Buffet, the second richest man who has donated $31 billion to charity. Here are some very interesting aspects of his life:

He bought his first share at age 11 and he now regrets that he started too late!

He bought a small farm at age 14 with savings from deliveringnewspapers.

He still lives in the same small 3 bedroom house in mid-town Omaha, that he bought after he got married 50 years ago. He says that he has everything he needs in that house. His house does not have a wall or a fence.

He drives his own car everywhere and does not have a driver or security people around him.

He never travels by private jet, although he owns the world's largest private jet company.

His company, Berkshire Hathaway, owns 63 companies. He writes only one letter each year to the CEOs of these companies, giving them goals for the year. He never holds meetings or calls them on a regular basis.

He has given his CEO's only two rules.
Rule number 1: do not lose any of your share holder's money.
Rule number 2: Do not forget rule number 1.

He does not socialize with the high society crowd.His past time after he gets home is to make himself some pop corn and watch television.

Bill Gates, the world's richest man met him for the first time only 5 years ago. Bill Gates did not think he had anything in common with Warren Buffet. So he had scheduled his meeting only for half hour. But when Gates met him, the meeting lasted for ten hours and Bill Gates became a devotee of Warren Buffet.

Warren Buffet does not carry a cell phone, nor has a computer on his desk. His advice to young people: Stay away from credit cards and invest in yourself.

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Magic with Water

The most awaited calendar of the year is out! Celebrity photographer Dabboo Ratnani talks about the making of his calendar, and shares his journey of shooting with the biggest names in Bollywood. The theme for this year's Calender 2007 is water.Out of his 6 magical photoshoots, presented here is my favourite snap.. Let's see what he said about this..


This picture can be titled kajol. because only she can do something so crazy with so much ease. Her expression was perfect when she hurled coffee into the water. We had to do this shot about 25-30 times but finally it turned out to be pretty nice. She had to kick her legs in water and chuck the coffee and give the perfect expression, all at the same time. So it was quite a complex process. We had to take care that the water or coffee does not fall on her face or on to the camera. But finally Kajol pulled it off, and we captured the shot when the coffee actually circled her face. The coffee droplets, which were in fast motion, were also captured perfectly. It was a lot of fun working with Kajol.

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Keep Trying..


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